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Mutharika Urges Malawians to Remain Calm

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has urged Malawians to remain calm following Constitutional Court ruling on presidential elections case.

President Professor Mutharika made the appeal on Wednesday in his address to the nation barely two days after High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court in Lilongwe nullified 21 May Presidential elections.

“I condemn violence in the strongest possible terms and appeal to all Malawians to reject violence. Let us keep calm and order at all times.   This judgement is not the end of litigation process in the May 21 elections case. Malawi is a country of laws.

“As a lawful nation, there remain a number of laws and legal processes and procedures provided in our Constitution to regulate how we conduct ourselves to resolve our situation.

The most important thing is that we must preserve our constitutional order and ensure that Malawi continues to be stable and peaceful,” said President Mutharika

On Monday, a panel of five High Court judges, headed by Justice Healey Potani  nullified the 21 May 2019  presidential  elections and ordered that Mutharika maintains his presidency until a fresh poll is conducted within 150 days from the date of judgment.

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